The Gap SHS Alumn Shines as Next Origin Star

Did you know that Angus Hinchey, a graduate of The Gap SHS, is one of over two dozen shining young athletes being moulded as future Origin stars?

Angus and 29 other athletes converged in Brisbane in early February 2023 to start their training with a new coach, former Maroons hooker Matt Ballin. The emerging Origin stars are going to prepare for their games with New South Wales. According to QRL, the dates and venues for these matches have yet to be announced. 

Angus, described as an understated but aggressive player who can play either back row, lock or centre, is the son of South Sydney’s James Hinchey, a former Redcliffe premiership winner. James is also the strategy chief of the NRL and was coaching his son when Angus was 12 years old. 

Now 19, Angus was part Wests Mitchelton and Wests Panthers in Bardon and grew up a fan of Roosters thunderbolt forward Victory Radley. He told QRL that he takes a lot of inspiration from the way Radley “moves the ball and uses his forwards.” The impressionable teen also loves his idol’s fun-loving personality.

The young athlete currently belongs to the Melbourne Storm Academy, playing Second Row/Lock. He played with the Norths Devils U18 in 2022 and clinched a spot for the 2022 QLD U18 Emerging Squad.